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Watson advances at Indian Wells

Heather Watson maintained the form that saw her win the Monterrey Open title last week to reach the second round of the BNP Paribas Open…

Heather Watson maintained the form that saw her win the Monterrey Open title last week to reach the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Watson was made to work hard by Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva but eventually prevailed 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1.
After being pegged back from a set-up, an early break in the decider set the tone for the British No.2 – who wrapped up victory in just under two-and-a-half-hours.
The 23-year-old-up to 53 in the world rankings after her title success in Mexico – now faces Romanian 32nd seed Monica Niculescu but was delighted with her play against Voskoboeva at crucial moment